For the Heart's Treasure is the story of a young man and a young woman who fall in love just before the 1929 crash of the New York Stock Market, the harbinger of the Great Depression. They are diametric opposites. Jack Stewart, 28, movie-star handsome, is a dedicated skirt-chaser. A WWI army veteran and U.S. Navy sailor, he admits he distributed his DNA all over the world in his conquests of women. Eva Conner, 24, severely damaged by her upbringing and by a marriage to a man who left her with gorrhea, is t ready for ather relationship with any man. Her mother, a cruel and domineering passive-aggressive, continues to affect her adult life, and her father, divorced from her mother and remarried, is a drunk and a wife beater. Moreover, her five brothers are destructive alcoholics and her little sister is showing signs of a sociopath. Set against the Great Depression that subjected countless lives to turmoil and suffering similar to Eva's, they are married. Overshadowing their tenuous relationship is Jack's past exploits and Eva's fear that he may t have changed.
Frederick Fuller lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia near the Trail of the Lonesome Pine, the oldest continuing outdoor drama in the Commonwealth. A retired teacher, Fuller is a full-time writer, blogger, and curmudgeon. He lives with his lady love Terry Cabaniss, three dogs-to which he serves as alpha dog; and two cats-that he obeys! He is the author of Children of Bast, a love story in which all characters are cats. It is available in paperback and Kindle at amazom.com.